Looking to stand out in a sea of ordinary? We get it – and so does LAGOS. Every one of its coveted Caviar pieces is crafted by hand with meticulous attention to detail. Read on for three ways to wear these heirloom-worthy accessories, all while keeping it personal.

LAGOS Jewelry
Layer and mix metals.
Think piled-on bracelets and rings (bonus points for combining textures).

Let one bold accessory shine.
A handmade Caviar statement item turns heads all on its own.

Find your It piece.
When hundreds of steps go into the making of a bauble, you’ll never take it off.

It’s time to get your luxe on. Our LAGOS Boutique opens Thursday, June 25, at 3PM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 23, 2015

Who says fashion has to be so serious? Not us – or our favorite Brits over at Boden. Take a cue from our cheeky friends and make standout prints your new thing. Here are a few ways to master the look.

how to wear printsGo Bold
Making a head-to-toe statement has never been so easy. Just throw on a printed maxi. Stick to simple accessories – a sleek pair of metallic sandals keeps things from looking too busy.
how to wear printsMix & Match
Don’t run away scared just yet. Combining prints is actually a piece of cake. Just follow these three rules:

  1. When in doubt, keep it simple. Stripes and dots are always a no-fail match.
  2. Stick to one color family. You can’t go wrong with prints in the same hue.
  3. Play with scale. Balance a bold-print skirt with a delicate-print top.how to wear prints

Stripe It
Forget what you’ve heard about stripes. When done right, they’re more flattering than you think. For added curves, go with wide, horizontal stripes. For a lengthening effect, try thin, vertical lines.

Ready to get print happy? Our Boden Boutique opened Monday, June 22, at 3PM ET.

By Kelly Hamilton, Staff Writer

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June 22, 2015

Nothing says summer like the perfect pair of leather sandals (worn on a patio, sipping a cucumber martini… but we digress). The only thing standing in your way? The fear of blisters – it’s real.

how to break in leather sandals
Thankfully, Real Simple taught us this trick so we could ditch the Band-Aids:

  1. Strap on your new leather sandals.
  2. Fill a bucket with water.
  3. Quickly step in and out of the water.
  4. Towel off any excess water.
  5. Wear the sandals damp to soften them up.

Note: Not all leather is created equal, so be sure to do a quick water test on a hidden patch before you take the full plunge.

Once they dry, your kicks will be molded to your feet and take their rightful place as your go-to summer shoe. Now all that’s left is tracking down that cucumber martini.

By Ashley Bell, Staff Writer

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June 18, 2015

So you forgot to pack a few key items in your weekender bag – stay calm. Your beachwear is about to save you. Seriously, check these styling secrets.

15-06-16_swimsuitinpublic_blog3Cover-Up Tunic
Over and out? Roger that. During the day, toss this versatile piece over a swimsuit. At night, pair with white jeans for a preppy look favored by the likes of Tory Burch. Continue reading “Follow Suit: 3 Beach Styles You Can Wear Out” »

June 17, 2015

There’s no denying mini bags are having a moment. Luxe labels – from Balenciaga to Givenchy – are shrinking down their most coveted designs with celebrity-approved results. Take a cue from these three starlets on how to style the silhouette.

mini bag trend

Hitting the festival circuit this summer? Give your crossbody a breather and try a small studded handheld bag for a touch of extra refinement.

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June 15, 2015

Marilyn Monroe’s iconic style (both on and off screen) is just as relevant now as it was when we were first introduced to that famous white dress 60 years ago. So take it from the queen of Hollywood and add these four tips to your daily dressing regimen for a classic look that never gets old.

style lessons from marilyn monroe
1. Keep It Simple
She’s known for being the quintessential “glamour girl,” but in everyday off-screen life, Marilyn dressed much more casually. Easygoing ensembles like cropped pants paired with a fitted boat neck sweater were mainstays in her wardrobe.

2. Dress for Your Body
The icon was best known for her perfect hourglass shape (35″, 22″, 35″, and she knew how to dress for it. Marilyn was drawn to neutral-hued, figure-flattering silhouettes – think below-the-knee pencil skirts and halter, sweetheart, and plunging necklines.

3. Wear Heels
Marilyn’s pumps of choice? Salvatore Ferragamo. It was actually thought that she kept one heel a bit shorter than the other to create her famous side-to-side sway as she walked. However, a Salvatore Ferragamo exhibit of her shoes proved otherwise, as every heel on display was the exact same height.

4. Try Red Lips
To make her lips appear fuller, Marilyn’s makeup artist would apply up to five different lipsticks and glosses to create dimension.

Now it’s time to get your Marilyn on. Our Style Icon: Classic Looks Inspired by Marilyn Monroe Boutique opens Friday, June 12, at 3PM ET.

By Elizabeth Burns, Fashion Editor, and Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 12, 2015

The looks we’ve been obsessing over? Africa-inspired graphics bursting with color and muted, wear-with-everything animal prints. Rock either with simple basics – or if you’re feeling daring, mix the two in one look.

African-Inspired Prints

Bold & Geometric
When it comes to eye-catching patterns, the bigger the better. Pick from abstract or floral designs in a medley of saturated hues. Only want a pop of color? Include a single focal point in the form of an A-line skirt or a button-front blouse.

Neutral & Chic
Sure, animal print is always in style. But this time around it pairs best with natural, soft color palettes and safari-inspired detailing. Think: subtle cheetah mixed with a khaki cargo-pocket skirt.

Find your next statement piece in our Passport to Africa: Bold Printed Style Boutique, which opens on Monday, June 8, at 3PM ET.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Content Editor

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June 8, 2015

These leading ladies may not have scored any awards at Broadway’s biggest night, but they certainly earned a style nomination in our books. Let us give you a quick red-carpet rundown.

Best Dressed Tony Awards
Anne Hathaway
has ruled the red carpet in Oscar de la Renta more times than we can count. Our top pick? This classic LBD from 2009. Her feather-print sheer skirt added just the right amount of playfulness.

Best Dressed Tony Awards
Lea Michele
 is no stranger to mixing sultry with sweet, and this look from 2010 proved it. Her strapless goldenrod gown put her tiny frame on display, while her pink lips added a touch of ladylike perfection.

Best Dressed Tony Awards
Emmy Rossum 
was the essence of glamour (and drama) last year in Ralph Lauren. Between her dark flowing locks, sparkling chandelier earrings, and champagne dress, we couldn’t decide what we liked best.

It’s your turn to dress the part. Our Broadway’s Biggest Night: Awards-Inspired Style Boutique opens Sunday, June 7, at 11AM ET.

By Kelly Hamilton, Staff Writer

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June 7, 2015

All dressed up and everywhere to go. Lucky for you, we’ve decoded the just-right shoes for wherever you’re headed. From desk to drinks, check our trusty chart before you choose.

what shoes to wear where

So go ahead – put your best foot forward.

By Jillian Hudon, Staff Writer

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June 6, 2015

Most of us have come to terms with the fact that we’ll never have Carrie Bradshaw’s closet. But if you’re on the lookout for the perfect pair of wedding shoes, Sarah Jessica Parker has you covered.

SJP Wedding-Shoe LineImage via Martha Stewart Weddings

The actress recently expanded her SJP collection to include wedding shoes, and they certainly live up to what you’d expect from the style icon. Bright hues? Check. Sparkling embellishments? Got ’em. There’s even a pair that looks exactly like the cobalt Manolos from Carrie’s wedding. (Coincidence? We think not.)

SJP told Martha Stewart Weddings, “At a wedding, people might strive for a more formal feeling, but a lot of the rules can be broken today.” So don’t expect total tradition from this line. It’s all about standout options and finding a pair fits your personality – and feet.

By Leah Welcome, Staff Writer

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June 4, 2015